Russia explores the Mariana Trench

The Foundation for Advanced Studies is planning the Mariana Trench with the help of an ultra-deep autonomous bathyscaphe called Vityaz. The first dive may take place next year.

In addition, at the bottom of the Mariana Trench, scientists will drop the bottom station on the wire.

According to the fund, oceanographers will map the bottom, and collect water and soil samples.

The goal of the project is to develop the technology for creating extreme underwater robotics.